March 20, 2021
City Gun Buyback Event Ends Early,
All Available Funding Used
The City of Pensacola's Gun Buyback Event today, Saturday, March 20 has ended early because all of the available $10,000 funding was used to purchase guns from voluntary participants at the event by about 9:30 a.m. The event was originally scheduled to last until 2 p.m. at the Bill Gregory Park located at 150 N. W St.
The goal of the event was to reduce the availability of unwanted guns within the community, provide the opportunity for safe disposal of firearms, and to raise awareness within the community in hopes of shifting the culture to reduce the number of firearm related incidents.
Through the Gun Buyback Event, individuals were able to turn in functional and operational firearms and receive a cash payment for their firearm.
This event was held at the request of District 7 City Councilman Delarian Wiggins, with the approval of the Pensacola City Council and with the identification of funding by Mayor Grover Robinson.